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The Gemini MCAO bench: system overview and lab integration

Bec, M; Rigaut, Francois; Galvez, R; Arriagada, Gustavo; Boccas, Maxime; Gausachs, Gaston; Gratadour, Damien; James, Eric; Rojas, Roberto; Rogers, R; Sheehan, Michael


We present Canopus, the AO bench for Gemini's Multi Conjugate Adaptive Optics System (GEMS), a unique facility for the Gemini South telescope located at Cerro Pachon in Chile. The MCAO system uses five laser beacons in conjunction with different natural guide stars configurations. A deployable fold mirror located in the telescope Acquisition and Guiding Unit (A&G) sends the telescope beam to the entrance of the bench. The beam is split within Canopus into three main components: two sensing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Conference paper
Source: Adaptive Optics Systems
DOI: 10.1117/12.790354


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